Self catering and country cottages in England

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Whether you are looking for a cottage in the English countryside or by the coast there is so much to see and do in England. There are many beautiful areas to return to or new ones to explore on a self catering cottage holiday. England is world famous for its beautiful green countryside and pretty villages. Popular areas in England for country cottage holidays include the Cotswolds, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District to name just a few. England also has a beautiful and diverse coastline, from the white cliffs of Dover to the sandy beaches in the South West, stunning scenery awaits you in coastal parts of England. Which part of England you are looking to visit will depend on your preferences and needs. See our area guide to find out more about holidays in the different parts of England.

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The South West of England tends to be a favourite for self catering holidays whereas beautiful areas such as Suffolk and Norfolk attract people on romantic cottage breaks. Each area of England has its own charms and attractions. Whilst on holiday remember to participate in the English pastime of drinking tea and eating cake. Wherever you go on your self catering holiday in England you will no doubt come across quaint tea shops where you can have a cream tea and take a relaxing break.

England is of course well known for elegant large country houses and English country cottages. If your budget doesn’t extend to staying in a large manor house or mansion, you can nevertheless enjoy visiting one of the National Trust’s or English Heritage properties on a day out. There are many quaint country cottages in England to choose from ranging from cottages for two to budget family self catering accommodation. You may even find accommodation within a national park or within an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are many options including eco friendly properties and even houseboats.

In terms of activities you can enjoy in England, these include walking, hiking, cycling and horse riding. There are usually ample opportunities for these sorts of activities in the country areas. Some also enjoy golfing and fishing. Others still enjoy shopping and general sightseeing. Do check through cottage details to find out what activities and opportunities are available nearby so you can get the best out of your self catering break. For many an important consideration is which pubs and restaurants are nearby. Owners or agencies can advise you on what attractions are near their cottage and can make recommendations about the best ones to visit to ensure you have an enjoyable cottage holiday.


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Callow Timber Lodge, Beaconsfield holiday park, Shropshire, England

2 bedroom Wooden Holiday Chalet, Heart of England.

This superb high quality adults-only lodge with its very comfortable luxurious interior and private hot tub is a great place to relax and enjoy a break in Shropshire, situated on a holiday park close to Shrewsbury the excellent shared facilities on site include an indoor swimming pool and steam room.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £480 to £800 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 01 April 2017 to 06 May 2017; from 20 May 2017 to 03 June 2017; from 17 June 2017 to 24 June 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Angel Cottage, Boxford, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Luxurious Historic Cottage, East Anglia.

Beautifully presented Suffolk holiday cottage, set in the picturesque village of Boxford and sleeping up to 4 in stylish historic accommodation, well located for discovering some of the best of Suffolk and Constable Country on days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £495 to £882 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Canford Dairy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, Jurrasic Coast.

large house with swimming pool near the Dorset Coast and Bournemouth, suitable for large groups.

Special features: free internet access, pool (In the Poolhouse), games room.

Price range from £2150 to £4550 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 20 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 25 March 2017 to 31 March 2017; from 24 April 2017 to 28 April 2017; from 01 May 2017 to 05 May 2017;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Herons, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, England

1 bedroom House, East Anglia.

Well presented holiday cottage sleeping 2 in the pleasant town of South Woodham Ferrers, with riverside walks available near by as well as good train links in to London.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £450 to £650 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01621 829581 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Alpine Park Cottages, Exeter, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottages, West Country.

Collection of good quality lodge style holiday cottages set amongst 6 acres of parklands and woodlands, close to Exeter and Devon's beaches.

Price range from £335 to £920 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 24 March 2017 to 18 May 2017;

phone 01395 233619 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Sands - Sea Front Apartments, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Cottages, The Yorkshire Coast.

A collection of award winning holiday apartments right by the seafront on Scarborough's blue flag award winning North Bay beach, with high quality interiors and a location like this, these are very special holiday homes.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £400 to £2000 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01723 364714 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Elderberry Cottage at Sherrill Farm, Tavistock, Devon, England

5 bedroom Holiday Farmhouse, West Country.

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Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor heated pool within the grounds at Sherrill Farm), tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1150 to £2775 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 14 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 27 March 2017 to 07 April 2017; from 21 April 2017 to 28 April 2017; from 01 May 2017 to 26 May 2017;

phone 01271 321941 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Honeycombe Cottage, Bridgwater, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Charming family friendly courtyard cottage nestled within the Cannington Grange Country Estate and benefiting from access to excellent shared leisure facilities onsite including a pool and games room.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Within gardens), tennis court, games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £457 to £896 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01278 652216 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Outlook Dogs-welcome Cottage, West Country, Stratton, Cornwall, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Escape for a relaxing coastal cottage break to this homely 2 bedroom pet-friendly cottage, situated just 2 miles from the beautiful North Cornwall coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £290 to £734 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 14 October 2017 to 22 December 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Elms Farm Cottage, Fleckney, Leicestershire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Midlands.

Ideal rural retreat cottage with garden room and garden views located on a welcoming Leicestershire working farm.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £250 to £250 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 21 April 2017 to 24 April 2017; from 05 May 2017 to 15 May 2017; from 19 June 2017 to 26 June 2017;

phone 0116 2402 238 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Troutsdale Farm Luxury Cottages, Leek, Staffordshire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversions, Heart of England.

Choose from 2 beautiful luxurious barn conversions with fantastic countryside views and an idyllic rural setting, just 5 minutes' drive from Leek and on the South West edge of the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1000 to £1350 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01538 300101 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Honeysuckle, dog friendly couples' cottage in South Devon, Dartmouth, Devon, England

1 bedroom Country Cottage, West Country.

A unique and pretty stone cottage for two, ideal for romantic breaks, nestled in a tranquil valley in South Devon with a private garden and valley views.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £375 to £595 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 10 April 2017 to 14 April 2017;
Late availability: from 24 March 2017 to 21 May 2017;

phone 01548 521272 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Pet-friendly Orchard Barn in the Blackdown Hills, Honiton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

Beautiful 3 bedroom barn conversion with tranquil orchard garden which is both family-friendly and pet-friendly, nestled in the Blackdown Hills just a short distance from the inspirational scenery of the Jurassic coast.

Special features: free internet access, Silver Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £430 to £945 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 15 May 2017 to 28 May 2017; from 03 June 2017 to 21 July 2017; from 28 July 2017 to 29 July 2017;

phone 44 (0) 14044674 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Deluxe Dream Lodge - Hilton Woods Park, Whitstone, Cornwall, England

3 bedroom Holiday Lodge, West Country.

High quality holiday lodges located on the Hilton Woods Holiday Park close to beautiful beaches in Cornwall, with the added benefit of a warm bubbly hot tub for the ultimate relaxing break, ask for your preferred type of lodge when booking.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £810 to £1238 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01279 905 881 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Riverside, Langport, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Cottage, walks .

Spacious detached country cottage just opposite canal tow path with wooden beams, wood burner, open fire and plenty of character, along with lawned gardens from which you can enjoy views of nearby farmlands and fields and wildlife watch.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £200 to £800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 25 March 2017 to 08 April 2017; from 23 April 2017 to 29 April 2017; from 06 May 2017 to 27 May 2017;

phone 01823 680447 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dragon Country House near Exmoor, Dunster, Somerset, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Stay in style at this large 8 bedroom country house, located by Exmoor National Park close to Dunster, whether for a special celebration, occasion or family break, this property offers spacious rooms and plenty of space for groups of up to 22 friends or family plus 2 dogs.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1875 to £4785 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 22 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 27 March 2017 to 31 March 2017; from 03 April 2017 to 07 April 2017; from 21 April 2017 to 28 April 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Owlery, Dartmouth, Devon, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

A detached stone holiday cottage for two with a cosy woodburner, a Jacuzzi bath and a private garden with pretty views over the valley and orchard, perfect for romantic breaks and set in twenty acres of conservation valley and woodlands.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £375 to £595 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 31 March 2017 to 03 April 2017;
Late availability: from 24 March 2017 to 21 May 2017;

phone 01548 521272 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Woodend Cottage, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Cottage, midway between the Duddon Valley and Eskdale Valley.

Nestled high up on Birker Fell, this traditional character cottage enjoys a tranquil setting in the Lake District National Park offering comfortable accommodation for up to six guests with a cosy wood burner, beautiful exposed beams throughout and panoramic views across Birker Fell towards Scafell Pike.

Price range from £300 to £690 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 01 April 2017 to 08 April 2017;

phone 0800 772 3101 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Holly House Cottage, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Shires.

Comfortable and welcoming holiday cottage nestled in the tranquil Hertfordshire countryside close to Hitchin, with an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court and country setting, Holly House Cottage is perfect from getting away from it all.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor - integrated with property), tennis court.

Price range from £900 to £1000 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 25 March 2017 to 17 July 2017; from 05 August 2017 to 22 December 2017;

phone emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mill Cottage, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Gold award winning cottage in a tranquil setting backing onto four nature reserves and overlooking the Mill pond where guests can go ‘wild swimming’, beautifully furnished to a high standard with badger watching hides and an owl tower on the grounds.

Special features: Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £399 to £639 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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